...does poverty make you fat.
Wallets Thin, Waistlines Expand in Recession
No excuses, people. Smaller portions ALWAYS save money. You don't have to buy organic to be healthy. Frozen vegetables are not very expensive. Beans have lots of nutrients and are really cheap.
Put down the halloween candy and pick up an apple. They are in season and inexpensive.
No matter how cheap McDonald's is, the grocery store is cheaper. The economy does not make you fat. Your lifestyle makes you fat. Period.